Attractions from Greece


Athens museums

The National Archaeological Museum in Athens is a fantastic museum where you, among other things, can see the amazing gold treasures from Mykonos. The Goulandris Museum of Ancient Greek Art is also interesting. It has e.g. a collection of elegant marble figures, which have inspired among others Picasso.

The Acropolis

When in Athens, you can't get out of seeing the Acropolis, where you'll find the ruins of the Parthenon Temple. The ruins of the gods 2400-year-old city can be seen from virtually anywhere in Athens. In the year 510 B.C., the Delphic oracle predicted that it should be the city of the gods, where after the building of the temples where begun - a truly wonderful sight.

The old district of Plaka

Plaka, the old Greek district in the north-eastern part of Athens, by the Acropolis, is where you can get a feel of how the ancient Greece looked like, and where you can go explore the narrow alleys. In spite of mass tourism, this labyrinthine area has kept its charm.

The Theatre of Dionysos

The ancient Theatre of Dionysos is situated by the southern part of the Acropolis, and is where the ancient Greek played their tragedies. You can almost still hear the chorus sing. There are quite a few arrangements here during the summer festival, which is a great experience.


The Palace of Knossos

When in Crete, you have to see Knossos, which is an impressive palace outside of the capital, Iraklio, and one the most remarkable attractions on Crete.

The town of Paleohora

Paleohora is a small town on the west coast of Crete, and was "discovered" by a bunch of hippies in the 1960s. This turned life in the otherwise quiet and anonymous oasis of the small fishing village upside down, but it is still an attractive place because of its relaxed atmosphere.



Amorgos, with its ochreous rocks and clear, green water, is incredibly beautiful, as well as very mountainous and good for hiking. The diving scenes from the film "The Big Blue" were shot in Amorgos, and if you like diving and snorkelling, you shouldn't miss this island.


Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades and therefore also where most things go on. In the old times, Naxos was famous for its cultivation of wine, but today it's the possibilities for surfing and doing other kinds of water sports that attract people. Many chose to bike around the island and visit its highest point, Mt Zeus, which is 1003 metres high.


Paros is definitely the cosiest island in the Cyclades and has a charming seaside promenade, where one can dine in one of the many restaurants, while watching the ferries constantly sailing to and fro. Paros has a good nightlife and a butterfly valley, which is worth visiting. Otherwise, the beaches are the greatest attraction in Paros.



Chios is situated very close to Turkey and is dominated by two mountains Profitis Elias and Oros. The port holds an archaeological museum and a museum of Modern Greek sculptures. The entire island has nice beaches, charming fishing villages with small taverns and several monasteries and churches to visit.

Halkidiki peninsula

Halkidiki, northeast of Thessaloniki, has a great mountain- and forest landscape, as well as a number of archaeological sights such as the Zeus Ammon Temple and the Olynthos ruins. The area is ideal for peaceful hikes, where one can enjoy the olive groves.


Lesbos has some really great beaches as well as picturesque monasteries and olive groves. The main town, Mutiline, has a good beach with good facilities, as the other beaches on the island. You'll find hot, healing springs at Loutra Thermis, and Mithimna in the north is the meeting place for artists from all over the world.


Philippi, in the northeastern part of Macedonia, is named after Alexander the Great and famous because this is where Caesar's killers, Brutus and Cassius, were defeated by Octavius in the year 42 B.C.


Samos is the green island with rolling hills and lots of olive groves and wine plantations. The main town, Samos, has several cultural attractions in the shape of modern museums and churches. There are several nice beaches here, such as Psili Ammos and Possidonion on the southeast coast, and the snorkelling conditions are great by Agios Nikolaos.

The beaches at Kassandra and Sithonia

Kassandra and Sithonia have some of the best beaches in the northern part of the country, and are thus some of the fastest growing resorts in this region as well. They're also the home of the religious community, Mount Athos, where only men are allowed and only with a special permit.

The city of Aghios Nicolaos

Aghios Nicolaos, with barely 10,000 inhabitants, is one of Crete's more attractive cities. The climate is perfect; the beaches are great and the life cosmopolitan. There's always something going on in this city, particularly during the summer, where several festivals are held.

The monasteries of Meteora

The monasteries of Meteora, in the city of Thessaly, is one the most interesting attractions on the Greek mainland. The monasteries date back to the 14th century and used to serve as some kind of fortress, where the monks had to climb up ladders to get into their home. These day steps have been carved into the walls, for tourists to be able to see the monasteries.

The Peloponnesian peninsula

Peloponnese, a peninsula in southern Greece, is rich in historical attractions, such as Corinth and Mystras, the ancient Byzantine city that clambers up the slopes of Mt. Taÿgetos. Its winding paths and stairways lead up to several interesting churches as well as desert areas.


Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, is in many ways a modern large city. It holds a great deal of Byzantine art as well as churches and museums, and especially the archaeological museum is a fantastic experience. The surrounding villages and area is great for hiking and visiting cosy cafes.

West Corfu

The western part of Corfu is incredibly beautiful. The roads curve in and out between olive groves and orange plantations, and in Kanoni, one of the most noteworthy towns on this side of the island, a small road leads you up to the Vlaherni monastery.


Corfu city

Corfu city contains a number of historical and cultural sights, as well as the archaeological museum, which is definitely worth a visit. The town hall is a great example of the architecture that characterises Corfu, and the two churches, St. Jason's Church and the Spyridon Church, are also some of the interesting attractions in Corfu city.

The town of Pelekas

Pelekas is a traditional Greek town with great water sport possibilities. The view from the top of the town's mountain is fantastic, and a great place to enjoy the sunset. Ropa Valley, where you'll find an excellent golf club, is also situated by Pelekas.


The town of Pelekas

Pelekas is a traditional Greek town with great water sport possibilities. The view from the top of the town's mountain is fantastic, and a great place to enjoy the sunset. Ropa Valley, where you'll find an excellent golf club, is also situated by Pelekas.

Rhodes and Kos

Asclepius Sanctuary

Asclepius' Sanctuary, in Kos, was a recreational place in the ancient Greece, and furthermore, where the first scientific medical school had its home. Some of its most famous inhabitants were the physician Hippocrates, the painter Apelles and the poets Philetas and Theocritus.

The castle of the Crusaders

The crusaders built this magnificent castle in the 14th century, in Rhodes city. The castle is located in the old district of the city and is a fantastic building, visited by many tourists. A city wall surrounds the old district.

The statue of Colossus

The huge statue of Colossus, built 282 years B.C., guards the port of Rhodes city. 226 years B.C., an earthquake struck Rhodes and the statue had one of its knees damaged. When asked, an oracle forbade the reconstruction of the knee, and thus destined the statue to live on with one bad knee.



Skiathos is green, idyllic and inviting, and has a number of great beaches. Apart from this the main attraction in Skiathos is its nightlife, which hasn't its equal elsewhere in the Sporades and, generally speaking, the tourist facilities are good here.


Skopelos equals small, calm coves and golden sand, olive groves, churches and monasteries. The main town, Skopelo, has a good beach, which is somewhat calmer than the beaches in Skiathos.


Skyros has some great beaches. The central port is Linari and where you'll find the beaches of Magazia, Molos and Girismati. You can also find some more remote and desert beaches, such as Atsitsa and Pefkos, to which you can either drive or take a cruise.

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